Politics

Nicola Sturgeon says Liz Truss asked her how to get into Vogue magazine

Nicola Sturgeon has claimed Liz Truss asked her how to get into Vogue magazine when they briefly met last year - despite the Tory leadership candidate…

Nearly 50,000 sign petition backing Gordon Brown's call for emergency budget to tackle cost of living

Nearly 50,000 people have signed a petition backing former prime minister Gordon Brown's call for an emergency budget to tackle the cost-of-living…

Cost of living support package being 'worked up' for next PM

The government is working on a package of cost of living support for the next prime minister, the chief secretary to the Treasury has said.

Tory MP defects to Liz Truss as Rishi Sunak's team brands her cost of living plan 'clear as mud'

Allies of Rishi Sunak have played down the defection of a Tory MP to supporting Liz Truss as the two campaign teams continued to trade blows over economic…

Schools not obligated to use pupils' preferred pronouns, attorney general says

Schools do not have a legal obligation to comply with gender preferences of their pupils, Attorney General Suella Braverman has said.

Sunak promises 'hundreds of pounds' more for each household's energy bills as Truss refuses to commit…

Rishi Sunak has promised to give "hundreds of pounds" more to people for energy bills while Liz Truss refused to commit to extra support for struggling…

Tory leadership contest: Liz Truss hits back at 'portents of doom' after Dominic Raab says her tax plans…

Liz Truss has hit back at claims that her plans for an emergency tax-cutting budget would be an "electoral suicide note", accusing Rishi Sunak's supporters…

Truss shifts focus to policing as Sunak promises to whittle Whitehall down to fund winter support

Liz Truss has shifted her focus to tackling anti-social behaviour after a bruising weekend over the cost of living crisis - while Rishi Sunak has pledged…

Lib Dems call for parliament to be recalled to pass bill scrapping rise in energy price cap

The Liberal Democrats are demanding parliament be recalled from its summer recess to pass a law to scrap impending hikes in energy prices.

Calls for emergency increase to Universal Credit as report finds some families £1,600 worse off

The next prime minister is facing calls to immediately increase Universal Credit payments to stop vulnerable people spiralling further into poverty…

Cost of living: Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak feel the heat amid calls for daily COBRA emergency meetings…

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are coming under growing pressure to explain how they would help British families with the cost of living crisis this autumn.

Liz Truss 'misinterpreted' over 'no handouts' remark, her supporters say

Liz Truss was not ruling out future cost of living support when she said she would reject "handouts", her supporters have said, with prominent backer…

Rishi Sunak says Nicola Sturgeon must not be ignored after Liz Truss calls first minister an 'attention…

Rishi Sunak has said Nicola Sturgeon needs to be beaten rather than ignored, aiming a dig at Liz Truss who earlier this week called Scotland's first…

Truss pledges to 'immediately' reverse NI hike in emergency budget - as Sunak slams 'starry-eyed boosterism'

Liz Truss has pledged to "immediately" reverse the increase in National Insurance if she wins the race for Number 10.

Sunak vows to crack down on university degrees that do not improve 'earning potential'

Rishi Sunak has vowed to phase out university degrees that do not improve students' "earning potential", under plans to reform education if he became…

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